Best selling author and evangelist Anne Graham Lotz, the daughter of Pastor Billy Graham, said that “God always warns a nation that judgment is coming” and that the present day may be the time when God is “backing out of our national life and turning us over to ourselves.”
“God always warns a nation that judgment is coming,” said Anne Graham Lotz in a Sept. 6 commentary for the online Christian magazine HelloChristian.com. “He does not want any to perish. But if a nation does not heed His warnings, then He will unleash His anger and there is nothing—no one—who can prevent it.”
Lotz explained that God is patient with sinners and sinful nations, noting the nation of Judah and how God gave it 22 years to turn from its wickedness.
“God moved very slowly, giving plenty of opportunity for Judah to repent of her sin, to turn to Him, and therefore to escape the inevitable judgment,” said Lotz, who runs AnGeL Ministries. “But with all of God’s warnings, Judah became even more defiant. More disobedient. Even more wicked. She insisted on her right to immorality and idolatry.”
“In the end, God became her enemy,” said Lotz. “He sent in the Babylonian army to destroy Jerusalem, the temple, and all the people. 2 Chronicles 36:15-19 vividly describes how all those who were not taken captive were slaughtered in the streets.”
The evangelist also noted that Psalm 32:6 refers to a time “when God may hide himself” and, she said, “It is a time that I believe may have begun in America.”
“Our nation is a mess,” said Lotz, and America could be losing God’s blessing and our sin could be provoking His judgment. “God is backing out of our national life and tunring us over to ourselves,” she said.
Quoting Romans 1, Lotz added that “the wrath of God” is “revealed against all the godlessness and wickedness of men who suppress the truth by their wickedness.”
“So … if we are coming under the judgment of God – if He is giving us over to ourselves, removing His blessing, protection, and favor – the solution will not be found in politics or in the economy or in the military or in technology,” said Anne Graham Lotz.